‘Guilio Cesare’ to be broadcast at the WYO

SHERIDAN — The final performance in the 2012-2013 live from the Metropolitan Opera series will be broadcast at the WYO Theater on April 27.

George Frideric Handel’s most popular opera, “Guilio Cesare,” will be transmitted live from the Met in high definition.

The opera was originally set in 48 B.C. in cosmopolitan Alexandria, then the capital of Egypt. The opera depicts the momentous meeting of Julius Caesar (“Giulio Cesare” in Italian) and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.David McVicar’s new Met production places the action in a post-colonial setting that includes elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to highlight the opera’s ideas of love, war and empire building.

The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

The actual start time is 9:55 a.m., but guests are requested to arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and military, $9 for students, and $7 for children age 12 and under.

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com.

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